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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

What is it with everyone playing god these days


Last night I was on the bbc website and I read an article that made me sob. Just what is it about people these days deciding who should live and die especially innocents. Suolas remarked how strange it was for something to upset me so much and he could see where I was coming from but usually I have a stoic look about me when reading such things. I still cant link properly so Ill cut and paste the web address http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6702267.stm, but I am sick to the pitt of me the way people extinguish out innocents lives just because they are unhappy with their own. If you dont like your life do what you have to do, but dont be a selfish looser with your emotions and take the lives of others..

12 comments:

My Reflecting Pool said...

I will check this site out and make a better comment later today. I don't want to cry at work.

shoes said...

that is without a doubt one tof the most selfish things you can do. i have no problem with adults killing themselves (they are probably tired and the world can do with less people) but dont take the kids out with you. what was she thinking...the kids couldnt survive without her. trust me they are better off without her (and i'm guessing the without the father too). i absolutely hate to read these stories because its just too chilling to imagine...

Judith said...

Pool
I dont mean to make you weep but Im sure the story will - however I couldnt get this off my mind since reading it and its seldom I express something so personal about me that it makes me write about it - it just haunted me so much - here in ireland four times in the space of a month parents have took it upon themselves to commit suicide and take their children with them its just so upsetting

Shoes
To be honest I have never read an article so upsetting and harrowing, the blog is supposed to echo or be a measuring stick for ones thoughts and feelings - today I could not hold back of what was inside of me - sorrow and unfathomable thought

My Reflecting Pool said...

you know, she lived in a rural area of Texas in a trailer park, a single mom. There is nothing but flat brown dirt for miles and miles and limited ability to work anywhere but the local Walmart and hardly a need for education in her area. Imagine the destitution you might feel in her shoes. I still cant imagine taking my life or my kids for that matter. There are so many stories as dire as this that come out of Texas. I'm sure they are everywhere, I've only noticed so many from there.

When I lived in San Antonio Texas there was a big story of the woman who tried drowning her kids. Same situation, except she had terrible post partum depression and no one helped her. She went to jail.

Judith said...

Pool
post natal depression is such a horrible form of depression (is there any nice form?) and I can sympathise with her situation but I still cant get to grips with the fact that she hung her kids

Glamourpuss said...

There are all sorts of contributing factors to this kind of thing, but ultimately, while we believe life is something that happens to us, such 'solutions' will always seem to be the only way out for some...

Puss

My Reflecting Pool said...

I'm still not over this article.

I agree Jude, I can't IMAGINE hanging my kids. Its a harsh way to go. I can't fathom those depths, thankfully.

Judith said...

Puss
Obviously it was the only solution she had to her misery - its still so umcomprehensible

Pool
Neither am I - Its still so harrowingly fresh in my mind..

General Catz said...

Selfish? Maybe. But that's making the assumption that this woman was in her right mind. We can't put ourselves in the shoes of this person and make judgements. We can't apply our logic to someone who is behaving illogically. It's just too bad that no one saw what was happening to her and helped. She may have had nowhere to go, who knows.

It is a truly sad thing. I can't even begin to imagine her level of desperation. I also wonder about hanging, most women who kill use poison. Not that either is particularly pain free.

Judith said...

Catz
I agree, the warning signs arent always apparent. No way is the right way to end your childs life but there are more 'humane' ways to do it...

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